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3:29pm

Wed November 14, 2012
Superstorm Sandy: Before, During And Beyond

For Some Sandy Survivors, Medicine's The Big Worry

Originally published on Wed November 14, 2012 4:15 pm

Pharmacy and medical services stores closed in Coney Island.
Reema Khrais NPR

In Coney Island, on the southern end of Brooklyn, long lines of EMS trucks and buses of National Guardsmen rolled down the roads this week — trekking from residential building to building.

Since Friday, dozens of troops and officials from the City Health Department have been dropping in at the hardest hit areas of New York, making sure all residents are equipped with the essentials: Do they have food? Water? Do they need medical attention?

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3:03pm

Wed November 14, 2012
The Two-Way

Egypt Recalls Its Ambassador To Israel, Over Gaza Airstrikes

Originally published on Sun November 18, 2012 7:20 am

The Egyptian president has recalled his ambassador to Israel in protest of Israel's airstrikes on the Gaza Strip today, his spokesman said on state television. The strikes have killed at least 10 people including the commander of the military wing of Hamas.

Reporting from Cairo, NPR's Leila Fadel sent this report to our Newscast unit:

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2:31pm

Wed November 14, 2012
The Two-Way

Reps. Ron Paul, Barney Frank Ask Obama To Respect Pot Legalization Laws

Originally published on Thu November 15, 2012 5:31 am

Fast Eddy Aki'a of Hawaii smokes a joint as thousands of supporters of legalized pot, lit up at 4:20 p.m. on April 20 in Denver, Colorado.
Marc Piscotty Getty Images

Reps. Ron Paul (R-Texas) and Barney Frank (D-Mass.) are asking the White House to respect the voters of Colorado and Washington, who decided that recreational marijuana use should be legal.

In a letter sent to President Obama, they wrote:

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11:46am

Wed November 14, 2012
The Two-Way

Obama: 'I Didn't Get Re-Elected Just To Bask In Re-Election'

Originally published on Wed November 14, 2012 7:44 pm

President Obama during his news conference at the White House today.
Mandel Ngan AFP/Getty Images
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11:34am

Wed November 14, 2012
The Two-Way

Protests, Strikes Spread Across Europe In Opposition To Austerity Measures

Originally published on Wed November 14, 2012 12:32 pm

Riot policemen arrest a protester in Valencia on Wednesday during a general strike .
Jose Jordan AFP/Getty Images

From Spain and Portugal to Greece and Italy and on north to Belgium and Germany, strikes and protests spread across Europe today.

While this is the first time that the protests have gone pan-European, the message hasn't changed: Demonstrators were protesting the austerity measures put in place by many European countries to bring an end to the sovereign debt crisis that has dogged the continent.

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